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Psych Study Suggests Listening To 50 Cent's "In Da Club" Before A Job Interview

(AllHipHop News) 50 Cent’s #1 hit “In Da Club” was one of the most popular Hip Hop songs of the 2000’s. The Get Rich or Die Tryin’ track ruled the radio, MTV, and nightspots back in ’03, and according to a new study by the Society For Personality And Social Psychology, Fiddy’s single is also one of the most effective tunes to listen to before a job interview or business transaction.

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NME reports the organization had two groups listen to different styles of music. One group listened to bass-heavy “high-power music” like “In Da Club,” Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready For This.” The second group listened to “low-power music” like Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa”, Fatboy Slim’s “Because We Can,” and Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out?”

The study was designed to help determine the “psychological empowerment” of music. Inspired by athletes’ use of music to “pump themselves up” before games, researchers sought to see if certain musical styles could make someone feel more powerful and in control in situations like interviews.

The experiment determined the “high-power music” group tended to be more focused and productive. The “low-power music” group made more mistakes when measured for abstract thinking.

“One thing we know from prior research is that people who feel powerful tend to make the first offer in negotiations. Essentially, power is a propensity to act, to take charge of the situation,” said Derek Rucker, the report’s co-author.

Rucker added, “Just as professional athletes might put on empowering music before they take the field to get them in a powerful state of mind, you might try [this] in certain situations where you want to be empowered… Empowering music might be used strategically to get us in the right frame of mind.”

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  • Markus

    Music isn’t determining your demeanor during a job interview. Acing the interview is on the individual not what’s playing in their headphones.

    • Eli Pinilla

      You missed the whole point

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  • 5% Hov

    Real talk.
    Ross Mixtape > before any big situation.
    Before that it was Busta.
    I need that motivation.

    • Slick Blak

      True story…… was a regular nigga just fkn girls and shit and started listening to Jeezy and Ross mixtape …..shit had me so programmed I jumped straight into the dope game ……started off with a split and ended up rotating no less than to WHOLE FOWLS.

    • stackzscrilla

      Ross?? You can’t be serious my dude.

      • soyhiphop

        If you wanna be a c.o. is perfect..bawse

      • 5% Hov

        Yes nigga for motivation? Yes… I said Ross… dead serious.

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  • Killuminati

    I listened to some ol dirty bastard shimmy shimmy ya b4 my last job interview and got the job

    • johnblacksad

      Praise Big Baby Jesus!

    • stackzscrilla

      RIP ODB he was the realist.

      • Killuminati

        Yezzir!

    • hoeyuno

      Aww man I was going with the ying yang twins “the whisper song” but ODB…thats motivating!!! Haha

      • stackzscrilla

        You can’t be serious???? The whisper song? LOL!!!That song was terrible. I mean, it’s sexually charged and might make you wanna smash something but if you counting on them cats to motivate you before the smashin’ commence I’m worried about you B. LOL

      • hoeyuno

        Nah…..its probably the worse song ever made in any genre of music…I just thought it was stupid funny for a job interview but shyt was probably funnier in my head when it popped up.. haha

      • StackzScrilla

        Like Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam (No Homo)

      • Killuminati

        Lol

  • DC King Of Hearts

    Hmmm…So instead of listening to Kendrick before interviews (I’m 0 for 2) I should instead listen to ScHoolboy Q? Right?

    • DC King Of Hearts

      I actually have an interview on Tuesday so…yeah

      • SleepyTheGreat

        “Jay-Z- So Ambitious”
        worked for me. Anything Jeezy too

      • DC King Of Hearts

        Word! Thanks homie

      • Andy

        I’d recommend Jeezy’s ‘What I Do’, ‘Rollin’ (ft Fabolous), and ‘How it feel’. Those three make you feel very dominant and in control.

  • The Legendary Troll

    all its saying is listen to songs that motivate you. i agree

    • Andy

      Agreed. But it’s good to see a study confirming what most of us already suspected.

  • RichFromBX

    “One thing we know from prior research is that people who feel powerful tend to make the first offer in negotiations”

    okay, being the first to name a number isn’t always a good thing and lot of people will argue that the first person to pitch a number loses – this is because it a way of showing your cards and let’s the other person get a read on where you stand.

    naming a number first you risk:
    – throwing out a number well beyond what the other person considers reasonable and therefore price yourself out.
    – low balling yourself with a number that’s much lower than what the other person would’ve accepted and costing yourself X amount of dollars.

    everyone thinks negotiations is this alpha male, chest pounding power play. The best negotiators are usually the people who says the least and carry themselves confidently.

    • SBRon

      Exactly! A skilled negotiator probes for the info they need, then shuts the hell up to let the other person reveal all their cards, even the dollar amount they have in mind…

  • SBRon

    I still get amped blastin’ “Whoa!” over “In Da Club”!!!

  • ApricotNapalm

    I listen to in da club b4 the interview/b4 i enter room/ya girl face in my lap/rick rude/but in the nude/interlude you dry snitch/introduce/you to RayJ thugs/enter lube/my exit strategy/skyscraper ratchets magazines/jump like backwards jeans/yolo/fck the world/no homo/adam eve………
    Apricotnapalm@yahoo.com

  • TheAkademik

    Pysch study suggests listening to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” before killing yourself

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  • soyhiphop

    I listen to afromans because I got high..I usually flunk the urine test anyways and dont get the job

    • hoeyuno

      I had a interview where they sent me to a doctors office the next day..didn’t tell me I was gonna do a urine test but I figured so I stopped at my moms on the way with a film case and told her the deal….she hooked me up and I got the job…..i was worried they were gonna be able to tell and call me out on it….haha…can always count on your moms..

  • IROC

    GOD over everything !

  • RobJMars

    good read

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